When I was young my grandmother had a big metal streamer trunk in which she stored beautiful white linen table cloths and linen sheets, all wrapped in tissue paper and muslin. I was fascinated by this trunk and its contents. She told me that these were from her wedding trousseau, some of which she had passed onto my mother. The idea that these beautiful pieces were passed from generation to generation was one that stuck with me so when I opened my shop in 1993 I wanted to ensure that I was able to offer the same level of quality and sustainability that had been the norm in my grandmother’s time and that ethos was reflected in the name.
The shop has evolved over the years but the one constant has been my pursuit of quality and craftsmanship found on the island of Ireland. The wealth of this artistry has made the work of supporting the best of Irish design a complete joy. Each year I look to add someone new to my collection while remaining faithful to the consistent quality and luxury that Granny’s Bottom Drawer is known for.
As vital as it is for me to be in the shop and as much as I love it, the success of Granny’s is down to me getting in my car and going to visit my makers and designers who without fail are based in some of the most beautiful inspirational places in our country. On my journey home I have a chance to reflect on their stories, full of new ideas and gratitude that this is my life,
It is a gift to be able to share those designs with my customers who have the same value on sustainability and craftsmanship that I have. To be able to do so now on-line is the next chapter in the evolution of Granny’s.
I hope you enjoy the experience as much as I enjoy curating it.
If you would like advice on putting together pieces for your home or wardrobe then just give me a call or call in.
If you have a product that you have designed which you think may fit with the ethos of the shop then please get in contact with me as I am always on the lookout to support new and exciting work.